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Handmade Cute Cards For Friends

Today we are making handmade cute cards for friends!  The goal of this project is to inspire you to not only create, but take this fun card making idea and make one to mail to a friend.  We could all stand to mail more cards, right?  It's sending happy mail to someone, ensuring a smile on her face when it arrives.

This has been a big topic in Stamping Family where we have been chatting about the “joy process”.  It's been amazing to hear the joy process that other members feel when they are making cards.  We have the most amazing paper crafters ever in Stamping Family!

Now, before you go getting all excited about this card, be sure to read all the way through as there is a hint to something else coming.

 

The Making

What makes this project so fun are the bright flowers.  This is simple to do, just randomly stamp a small flower in all different colors.  I chose Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Gorgeous Grape.

 

Struggle With Random?

I hear from people all the time that they really struggle with random.  And that's normal, our minds naturally look for patterns.  What I recommend is start in the middle with one color.  Hit the middle and two edges with that color, then switch to another color – rinse, lather, repeat for all your colors.

 

The Sentiment

You have heard me say a lot that angles love curves, and curves love angles.  With the angles of the flowers, we want to pair it with harsh angles, and we get that from the Starburst Punch.  The banner behind the sentiment just helps break up the space and offset the sentiment.  Doing both provides a pop – yes a simple pop – but necessary pop.  Try it yourself without the Starburst and the banner and see how the difference for yourself.

The Background

Pop a piece of Whisper White card stock through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder and you are done!  You can use just about any folder, but the Pinewood Planks was the perfect one in my opinion.

 

 

Supplies

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See You Soon

Remember at the beginning I shared a bit of a teaser?  Be sure to check out the Part II of this project, it's adorable and you won't want to miss it!  Making handmade cute cards for friends is just one of the best parts of card making, right?  Wanna keep the conversation going about card making?  That's exactly what we are doing in Stamping Family every day.  It's a community of fun loving, joyful, creative women that share their love of paper crafting!  With over 530 videos, and new ones added every week, there is always something going on in Stamping Family!  If you aren't a member, check us out here.  See you soon in Part II!  XOXO, Meg